The flight into the Himalaya reveals breathtaking views of the great peaks MT Dorje Lakpa, MT Ganesha, MT Purbi chhyachu, MT Langtang, etc., (weather permitting) taking you right into the Himalayan Kingdom's scraping airstrip at Kathmandu. On arrival you will be greeted and transferred to Hotel, in the afternoon free for independent activities, Overnight at hotel.
Visit Swoyambhunath Stupa with its 2,500 year history. Later visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient royal residence, Kasthamandap, Mahadev & Parvati Temple, Kumari palace sacred for Buddhists and Hindus and bazaars.
In the afternoon, visit Patan Durbar Square, the old Newar City with the Golden Gate, the Temple of Taleju, Golden Temple and surrounding beautiful monument, overnight at hotel.
Full day tour, in the morning drive to Shankhu and visit Vajra Jogini, an ancient commercial town route to Lhasa (Tibet). The town established during Licchavi period, 4th century, can still see the signs of former prosperity in Sankhu, including ancient temples (Vajra Jogini being the most prominent) and wood carvings, later visit to Boudhanath with important Buddhist monasteries, in the evening tour of Pashupatinath, the most sacred Hindu temple on the banks of the river Bagamati, Overnight at hotel.
Drive to Nagarkot, to explore village & view majestic Himalayan ranges, (if weather permits), later drive or short walk 2 hrs to Changu Narayan, the oldest temple of Nepal, later visit to Bhaktapur, the world heritage site, the most beautiful medieval city of the country. Overnight at the hotel.
An hour flight to Lhasa will enchant you with the spectacular breathtaking view of the Himalayan Ranges. Weather permitting you will see most of the highest mountains on earth including Mt. Everest. On arrival you will take a 1.5-hour drive to Lhasa along the banks of the Kyichu River, through western city Dongar you will have first sight of the Potala Palace from afar. Arrive and after check-in at hotel, you are advice to take full rest in order to acclimatize, or light walk around the hotel area. O/N Hotel.
In the morning visit the Potala Palace, winter palace of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, It is a 13th storied complex monument rising to a height of above 117m which houses 10,000 shrines and over 200,000 images and about 1000 rooms. In the afternoon visit 7th century Jokhang Temple, at the heart of Lhasa is the most sacred temple of all Tibet and a Power Place in all Tibet. Queen Bhrikuti a Nepalese princess married to King Songtsen Gampo founded Jokhang Temple and in recognition of Queen Bhrikuti the main gate of the temple faces west towards Nepal. The most impressive structure of the Jokhang Temple is the many chapels surrounding the temple. Later you can walk and shop in the popular Barkhor Square (Bazaar) where all kind of Tibetan handicraft, Buddhist artifacts, carpets, paintings etc. are all on sale for your delight. O/N Hotel.
This morning we will drive 8km northwest of Lhasa to visit Drepung Monastery. It was the residence of the Third, Fourth and the Fifth Dalai Lamas. This winter Palace was the resident of hundreds of monks from all the major Geluk monasteries for staffing individual Chapels. The 20,000 sq mt complex has survived unscathed even during the Cultural Revolution. In the afternoon visit Sera Monastery founded in 1419, 5km away from Lhasa,. It sits in the prettiest and most charming atmosphere at the base of Mount Purbuchok. Sera Monastery used to be an important center for learning where about 6,000 monks resided. The most intriguing feature here is the nine-meter gilded image; here one can also witness the practicing debate among the monks, who pitch their knowledge against each other. O/N Hotel.
You will drive over two spectacular high passes – the Khamba La 5100Mt & Karo La 5050Mt which offer views of the beautiful deep blue green Lake called Yamdrok Lake or Turquoise Lake. The Tibetan Plateau offers unusual and spectacular landscape. Arrival in Gyantse, offer an old Tibetan Town with magnificent 14th-15th century fortresses and temples. Afternoon visit Pelkhor Chode Temple, which served the Gelug Sakya and Buluk orders and Khumbum Stupa, an architectural masterpiece built in the style of 108-sided Mandala, the most revered Stupa in Tibet and houses 112 chapels of which only 23 are open to the public. After lunch 2 hours, 60km straight drive to Shigatse, the second largest town in Tibet. It is the capital of Tsang Province is 395km west of Lhasa.
In the morning visit Tashilhunpu Palace of Panchen Lama (great scholar) the second highest spiritual figure in Tibet after Dalai Lama. Built by 5th Dalai Lama, which offer 39 amazing chapels inside the Palace including the huge Maitreya Chapel coated with gold and Tushita Chapel containing one thousand small statues of Tsongkhappa founder of Geluk order. Victory Chapel, which is concerted into a school for study and inside the chapel there is a huge gold image of Tsongkhappa and his two disciples and also the Tomb of the 10th Panchen Lama just to name a few. later walk around local markets and continue drive towards Xegar, you will cross the highest pass of the tour “Ghyatso La Pass” (5220). On the route you will cross with many nomads with their Yaks & Sheep. On arrival visit Xegar Dzong known as crystal fort. O/N Hotel.
From Xegar drive 3 hrs, that rises steeply up the foothills of the Himalayas to arrive at Rongbuk Monastery. In route you will cross Pang la pass 5000Mt. Today you will see beautiful snow clapped Mt. Everest 8448Mt and some of the outstanding view of Mt. Shisapangma 8013Mt, Mt. Makalu 8464Mt, Mt. Lhotse 8516Mt and Mt. Chooyu 8201Mt. weather permitting, After Lunch drive to Everest base camp (4 Km). to explore EBC, 5150Mt. The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the views of Everest more than compensate for this. It is a truly awe-inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering above you. Later return to the Friendship Highway & 3 hrs drive to Tingri to take rest and overnight. O/N Guest House.
Drive to Nyalam, crossing Thong La pass at 5050Mt, savoring the enchanting views of the surrounding peaks of Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar. By 181 km, you will reach Zhangmu. Further few kilometres drive follows Friendship Bridge along Bhote Koshi River to Immigration control at Zhangmu (Chinese immigration) and Kodari (Nepali immigration), continue drive to Kathmandú through the scenic Nepalese countryside - transfer to your hotel, overnight at hotel.
At the arranged time, transfer to the airport for final departure. End of our service.
Mr Mr. Sajan Man Mulmi
Sungava Marg, Dholahiti, Sunakothi 26, Lalitpur, Nepal - 44700
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